Island News

Port Blair, 15 Jan 2018/--/Unfazed by allegations of slack execution of development projects particularly maintenance of National Highway stretches in this territory, the National Highway and Infrastructure Development...
Port Blair, 15 Jan 2018/--/On the occasion of the  70th Army Day, a special Sainik Sammelan was organised by the Army Component of Andaman & Nicobar Command in Brichgunj Military Station, Port Blair. Today,  the...
Port Blair, 15 Jan 2018/--/A special drive to ascertain the quality of milk was conducted last month in South Andaman District during which altogether 41 milk vendors were inspected. During inspection some milk vendors...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 15 Jan 2018/--/South Eastern Railways (SER) is concerned about the upkeep of the Santragachi Railway Jheel, so that it continues to attract migratory water birds during the winter season. This water body of about 12.75 acres located in the south-western side of the Santragachi Railway...
Kolkata, 15 Jan 2018/--/St.Xavier's University,Kolkata commenced its teaching-learning process in its Rajarhat campus, New Town, with a view to imparting value based quality higher education. It had started with four post graduated degree courses, namely, M.com, M.A. in English, M.A. in Mass...

Hills (Darjelling) News

PANIGHATTA, 4 Sep 2017/--/TMC’s effort to withdraw strike in Panighatta under Mirik block since Sunday morning was partially successful as maximum shops were open and a public bus including a North Bengal Transport run...
SIKKIM, 28 Jul 2017/--/Processed fertilizer cooperative, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), today announced signing of MoU with Government of Sikkim. Basis the MoU, a joint venture - “Sikkim IFFCO Organics...
MIRIK, 14 Jul 2017/--/The state run library was reduced to ashes and Gokul Lodge at Dudhia  run by GTA tourism department under Mirik block was attempted to set ablaze by throwing petrol bombs by some miscreants last...

National News

Mumbai, 15 Jan 2018/--/A 51-year-old Railway Protection Force official allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a train at suburban Kurla station today. Sub-inspector Ramesh Meshram of the Matunga RPF Post...
Muzaffarnagar, 15 Jan 2018/--/Four Haryana-based farmers have been booked for allegedly grabbing agriculture land in Shamli district, police said today. According to station house officer Sandeep Balyan, on the...

Business News

Kolkata, 4 Jan 2018/--/NABARD and SBI jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 2nd January 2018 with five selected NGOs of the State for promotion of 2500 Join Liability Groups in Purulia, Paschim Medinipur...
Kolkata, 4 Jan 2018/--/Maersk Line, the containerized division of the Maersk Group, at a recently concluded trade meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, announced its intent to push for acceleration in trade in the country. The...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 4 Jan 2018/--/Benchmark Sensex reversed a three- session slide to end at 33,970 Thursday after the government moved forward on its bank recapitalisation programme. Investors also took heart from upbeat macro indicators and firm global cues, brokers said. The finance ministry today sought...

Political Delicacies

24 Dec 2017/--/With Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress president over, all eyes are now on who will all make it into his team. The general view is that Rahul will have a good mix of the old and youn...
15 Nov 2017/--/It is well and truly the moment of truth for the Congress in Kerala. The party is literally gasping for political life with the submission in the Assembly of the Solar Judicial Commissi...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 12 Jan 2018/--/Entire district observed the 34th National youth day on occasion of 156th birthday of Swami Vivekananda paying tributes to the ‘cyclonic monk’ today. Several programmes were held at different parts...
MALDA, 12 Jan 2018/--/BSF (Border security force) personnel of 24th battalion apprehended one youth and confiscated from him two living lizards of endangered species from near PTS (Pubarun Township) turning of NTPC on...
Alipurduar, 12 Jan 2018/--/An adult leopard was run over by a speeding lorry on NH-31 near a jungle under Neelgara range of Cooch Behar forest division last night. The spot of the accident is between Birpara-Madarihat...

Echo World

Washington, 15 Jan 2018/--/"I am not a racist," US President Donald Trump has said as he sought to steer clear of the controversy surrounding his reported derogatory remarks against immigrants from Haiti and Africa. A...
Colombo, 15 Jan 2018/--/Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has informed President Maithripala Sirisena that the duration of his term of office is five years after he sought the apex court's opinion on whether he can continue in...

Reflex Action

15 Jan 2018/--/The new tax law the passed by the Republicans-run Congress and signed by President Donald Trump “stakes out America’s bid to become the most extreme society in the world” in unequal distribution of wealth, a new United Nations report says. And, adds Philip Alston, the UN’s specialist...

Editorial

15 Jan 2018/--/Compared to the Union Government, West Bengal economy is on firmer ground. The Centre is trying frantically to get foreign direct investment which remains as elusive as ever. Last year, the Government permitted cent per cent FDI in domestic trading of food products. Now it is going to allow overseas retailers to operate in India. There is a rider though: they can sell only ‘made in...